Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Norwegian and others out of the way, Ryanair would have access to more pilots and probably be able to reduce its aircraft costs.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Cuts Dublin Fleet in Retaliation Over Walkouts

Ryanair Cuts Dublin Fleet in Retaliation Over Walkouts

Tara Patel and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair is turning up the heat on its workforce. It doesn't seem like this issue is going away any time soon.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair’s Summer of Strife Dents Profits

Ryanair’s Summer of Strife Dents Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's been a difficult few months for Ryanair, with many of its problems showing no sign of abating. Still, Ryanair remains in robust financial health. And if fuel prices keep rising and capacity doesn't fall, we should expect it to come out on top.

4 weeks ago

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

EasyJet Raises Profit Guidance as More Passengers Pay for Extras

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

In many markets, the economy is booming. People have more money to spend, and it seems like they're not as cheap as before when it comes to buying seat assignments or checked bags. How long will the good times last?

1 month ago

Norwegian Air CEO Is Wait and See on Possible Sale as Competitors Show Interest

Norwegian Air CEO Is Wait and See on Possible Sale as Competitors Show Interest

Brian Sumers, Skift

Norwegian Air reported earnings Thursday, and a lot of analysts expected it to feel like a funeral. But something funny happened. The airline reported a profit. Does this mean it's in good shape? Probably not, but at least it's better than a loss.

1 month ago

Ryanair Cancels Flights After Pilot Walkout

Ryanair Cancels Flights After Pilot Walkout

Christopher Jasper and Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

It's only a small number of flights this time but will strike action embolden pilots to do it again in the future? If unrest spreads to other bases across Europe it will really test Ryanair's resolve.

1 month ago

Ryanair Under Pressure From Cabin Crews as Labor Strife Intensifies

Ryanair Under Pressure From Cabin Crews as Labor Strife Intensifies

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair may have thought that allowing unionization would have gotten its workforce under control but it appears to have emboldened unions to ask for further concessions. Will management blink again or will they let the walkouts take place?

2 months ago

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Taking on an incumbent as experienced as AirAsia is going to be a tough gig for Japan Airlines but, with Asia being such a huge aviation growth market, there's probably room for more competition.

3 months ago

America’s Smallest Discount Airline Wants to Emulate EasyJet With Cabin Retrofit Project

America’s Smallest Discount Airline Wants to Emulate EasyJet With Cabin Retrofit Project

Brian Sumers, Skift

Sun Country wants it both ways. It wants to add fees and reduce legroom for some passengers. But it also wants to keep the brand equity it earned when it was a full-service airline. Can this strategy work?

3 months ago

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

EasyJet and Ryanair Are Still Fretting About Brexit

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Brexit offers up plenty of uncertainty for airlines, not least what to do about their shareholders.

3 months ago

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Wow Air has made eye-catching moves in the past but this is surely the boldest. As long as the basic fares are cheap enough, we're betting that passengers will be willing to put up with the add-on charges that the airline is famous for.

3 months ago

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given Johan Lundgren's experience working at tour operator TUI, it's no surprise to see him make a move into vacations. Up until fairly recently it was an untapped area for low-cost airlines, but many have now woken up to the financial benefits of packaging up flights and hotels.

3 months ago